Brasserie Athenee

3.8
689 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
A rich elegant atmosphere with simply great French food.
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PP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brasserie Athenee is a perfect pre- or post-theater restaurant. The menu is quite varied and delicious, and you can have a simple meal of soup and salad or something more substantial. I go there quite often before a show and I'm never disappointed. I especially recommend the seafood risotto!

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ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Convenient to all theaters, professional waitstaff, wonderful service, and won’t break the bank!

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SA
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We had dinner at this establishment before attending a show around the corner. The location is excellent to many of the Broadway theaters. The service was attentive enough so that we were able to eat at a comfortable rate but still finished in time to walk to our show. An added bonus was that we found street parking right on 46th, a block away from the restaurant.

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RT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Awesome staffs...very friendly and helpful. Great time

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JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I met my sister-in-law .for a pre theatre lunch/brunch on a Saturday afternoon. Very pleasant atmosphere without pretensions. We shared a Greek salad and some appetizers. Food was wholesome and good. Service was excellent. Will go back and try their crepes.

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KA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Braised short ribs was pretty good. Vegetables were oversteamed.
Steak was dry.
Service was polite.

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d
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent French breakfast items. I had croque monsieur and wife had French toast, and both were delicious. It was very quiet, as few patrons at 8:30am (little odd) but it picked up before we left.

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UL
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Even given it's location, the prices were over the top. Over $30 for four thin, dry lamb chops. We were not impressed. Average and overpriced.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious! I ordered the filet mignon and it was cooked perfectly with an amazing sauce, as were the side dishes. Everyone else at the table raved about their dishes too--the mussels and pork chop. It was priced standard for that area (20-40 per plate) of the city but the restaurant did not feel over-crowded or cramped and even the desserts were awesome. I really wasn't sure what to expect but it's some of the best food I've had in the city and I've lived here for 5+ years.

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DS
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I would recommend this with some reservation. It is a very attractive "brasserie" and well-situated for the theatre district. The food was good, solid, but not great (of course that may have just been my choice). The service however was somewhat lacking. Although I announced that I had an Open Table reservation, it was not recorded. The waitress (who also seated me and did not record the Open Table reservation) was clearly distracted (and not particularly attentive, as it invariably took time to flag her down -- BTW, the place was not crowded and there was more than adequate staffing). She apparently thought that I had ordered both an appetizer and entrée. When the appetizer came, I sent it back (noting that while I had asked a question about it, I did not order it). The entrée, the duck special, was fine, but not a particularly French presentation. I ordered it medium rare (as the chef suggests, but the waitress did not). It came medium to well. Instead of the cappuccino I ordered, I was delivered regular coffee (which I sent back). When the check came, the appetizer was charged, so it had to be corrected.

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C
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was average and pretty forgettable

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B
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Charming decor, good food and service. Perfect spot for pre and post theater

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F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This looks like a traditional brasserie and has huge windows all around. We had arugula salad, frisée salad and the charcuterie. They were standard french fare and dressings could use an upgrade and were not typical French. The service was very, very good.

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FA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and convenient location, but really mediocre food.

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LG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crepes with Nutella and strawberries is the ultimate brunch!

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V
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always solid pre-theatre choice. Not filled with tourists.

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TB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to NYC for a Saturday matinee. This restaurant fit the bill. The service was exceptional. The food was fresh, well prepared and an excellent value. The decor is a little tired but adds to the authentic ambiance. (It also appears to be a local hangout). Make a reservation so you don’t get shut out.)

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MM
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent breakfast. Wonderful location on a busy corner. Incredibly reasonable for NYC. One person had a lunch sandwich and didn’t care for it, but everyone who ate breakfast thought it was delicious. Would return for breakfast, not so sure about anything else.

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CE
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I found the food somewhat dry (chicken) but the wait staff was very good.

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R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. They have a nice prix fix pre-theater menu that was under $30. If you're looking for good food at reasonable prices and lovely ambiance, this is the place.

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L
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous find. Food was excellent. Drinks were reasonably priced. Service was great. Pre theater menu can’t be beat

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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was bland. Dessert was dray (almond cake).

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SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Food was disappointngly tasteless for the most part.

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AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Their brunch menu was different from the actual restaurant menu. The menu was more of a breakfast/lunch menu than a Sunday Brunch menu. The eggs were very good, but not exactly what we wanted for a pre-show Sunday brunch.

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NY
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was ok, in pre-theater rush. Do NOT sit on south side of restaurant (foul methane odor- killed meal). Had been to restaurant many times prior, eating at the bar and never experienced this foulness. Was extremely embarrassed for my guests. Makes one second-guess the food’s safety.

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CG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go frequently for pre-theater--good food, variety, value (pre-fixe) and service that moves the meal along and gets you out on time. Areas of the restaurant are quiet; in some the noise level is closer to moderate.

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l
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Not impressed. Ordered a baked chicken with mushroom sauce. Came with 2 fingerling “lukewarm” potatoes, some veggies and overdone chicken. Was there once before and remember not being thrilled then either. 2 for 2.

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PG
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Only okay...great location but lackluster food...not terrible, but in no way memorable...and in no way, French...the food was bland and conventional...it didn't cost a lot and it didn't taste bad...it was just completely okay, but not worth going back to...crowded anyway...

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday and had the price fix meal. The food and service were excellent. Very reasonable prices and very friendly, accomodating staff. The only thing missing was a children's menu but they did prepare a pasta dish to accommodate us.

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DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The atmosphere was lovely, but the food and the service are just ok, especially for what you are paying.

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SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The food has dropped in quality and the maitre d was rude and Inappropriate. Although the ambiance is charming and I have been to this bistro many times in the past, I will not be going back again

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation on the Open Table app approximately 30
minutes prior to our walk over. It was pouring rain & we were all famished from looking at “the Tree”.. so when we arrived, they had our reservation open & tried to seat us immediately. They have a full, well-appointed bar & the room is warm with lovely lighting. We were seated quickly in the packed dining room & were waited on immediately. Their brunch menu is phenomenal, our party of four started with the escargot (which was garlicky & delicious) with warm bread & French onion soup. For lunch, the burgers came out exactly as we ordered, and both their brisket and chicken sandwiches were excellent. We will definitely return soon.

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m
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice open feeling, very much like a Paris brasserie. Wine and drinks are crazy expensive. Food was very good.

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LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The waiter was not able to get my husband's drink order right. They were out of certain items on the menu by 5:30 on a Saturday. The food was less than adequate. My beef was chewy and over cooked, onions were basically raw and the mashed potatoes had no taste.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant brunch option to bring my mother in law to.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is appealing to look at and perfectly situated for an evening at the theatre. It was “fine”. I probably wouldn’t go back, but it worked for what we needed. The people were very nice. It was a nice looking restaurant. But the food was eh. Our appetizers were fine. Nothing special, but fine. My dinner wasn’t worth eating (I got a risotto), my daughter liked her burger and my husband said his salmon was also fine. Dessert did not feel like it was made on premises and was also “just fine”.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Coffee and mimosas were amazing. The French onion soup was good, as was the salads. Great for everyday meals. I recommend it for the ambiance. It’s the kind of place where you can drink a coffee, read and people watch.

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VJ
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This spot was really good. I had to make a reservation though due to high volume but it wasn’t a problem at all. The poached egg with salmon and English muffin was exceptional. The omelettes and steak were as well. It was quick and delicious.

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P
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time I have visited New York from Philadelphia and eaten at this restaurant. It was extremely busy (lunchtime on a Saturday) but the staff was extremely pleasant and seated us quickly. Their food is also delicious. I will definitely eat there again in the future.

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S
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting NYC and stumbled across this restaurant. Delicious food, lots of choices, attentive servers. So good that we returned a couple of days later.

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